Paul Hunter has called in a couple of lineup notes for tonight's Leafs-Montreal preseason tilt at the ACC:
First off, scratch Jason Allison. Again. Allison skated with the team this morning, but that strained hip flexor injury has Leafs in cautious mode and he will not suit up. The plan, they are saying, is for Allison to make his preseason game debut Saturday in Montreal. We'll be waiting with bated breath.
This means another bit of game action for Alexander Steen. Steen skated on a line with Matt Stajan and Marius Czerkawski for the most part last time out against Boston. Be interesting to see who he's out there with tonight.
In goal, J.S. Aubin has a pulled groin muscle, which means that J.F. Racine will work the second half of the game. Mikael Tellqvist starts. Racine, of course, shared the shutout with Eddie Belfour the other night.